Cong. Oversight Begins

"Swine Flu Outbreak and the U.S. Federal Response" -- that's the name of a panel that Rep. Henry Waxman and his energy and commerce committee are holding on Thursday. Watch for a half dozen other Congressional committees to get into act. Thought 1 -- all these early, enthusiastic, "oversight hearings" will take valuable time away from the political appointees who need to master their domains (meant pre-Seinfeldian.)  Thought 2 -- oversight ain't bad.
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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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